Abnormal Psychology: Clinical Perspectives on Psychological Disorders
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Susan Krauss Whitbourne and Richard Halgin’s Abnormal Psychology: Clinical Perspectives on Psychological Disorders, seventh edition includes coverage of anticipated changes in the DSM-5.
Presenting the Human Experience of Psychological Disorders. In Susan Krauss Whitbourne and Richard Halgin’s Abnormal Psychology: Clinical Perspectives on Psychological Disorders, students are shown the human side of Abnormal Psychology. Through the widespread use of current and relevant clinical case studies, and the biographies and first-person quotations in the Real Stories feature, students are presented with real-life portrayals of the disorders featured in the text. The text maintains the integrative approach to treatment using the biopsychosocial model, and acknowledges the evolution of psychological disorders over the lifespan. New to this edition is Connect Abnormal Psychology, with the groundbreaking adaptive learning diagnostic, LearnSmart and the revamped Faces of Abnormal Psychology, with a more vibrant narrator and efficient assignment and assessment capabilities.
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Either of these attributes might bias your sample so that it no longer represents the full spectrum of people with depression. The Experimental Method The purpose of psychological research is to develop an understanding of how and why people differ in their behavior. The dimensions along which people, things, or events differ are called variables. For example, depression is a variable. Some people are more depressed than others; if given a test of depression, some people would receive high
psychological disorders on society is not easily measured, but there is agreement among mental health professionals and public health experts that psychological problems exact a tremendous toll on society (Callahan, 1999). For example, adults with psychological disorders miss 1.3 billion days of work, school, or other productive activities every year, a statistic that exceeds loss of productivity due to physical illnesses such as back and neck pain. Families are often torn apart and communities
psychotic, you may have a difficult time grasping his words or meaning. His language may be illogical and unconnected. In listening to him during a mental status examination, a clinician would suspect that he has a thought disorder, a disturbance in thinking or in using language. Examples of thought disorders are shown in Table 3.4. Affect and Mood Affect is an individual’s outward expression of emotion. A feeling state becomes an affect when others can observe it. Clinicians attend to several